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LRWA’s Virtual Dragon Team Challenge raises more than £6,000 for LandAid!

by Jennie Ward

Teams involved walk, run, cycle and swim more than 670km and smash the LRWA’s target for the property industry charity LandAid as it looks to end youth homelessness.

This year’s Virtual Dragon Team Challenge, organised by the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA), has proved a roaring success raising £6,280 for the property industry charity LandAid, and attracting 99 participants.  

The event took place from 10th-28th May 2021 and tasked teams of up to 11 people to walk, run, cycle or swim as far as they could in 30 minutes to try and achieve the highest number of kilometres. 

Bonus kilometres were available for the photo of the activity in the most original place and the team with the highest fundraising. Teams could also gain extra kilometres by sharing photos or videos of their efforts on social media. 

Achieving the gold medal for the second year running was ‘Westwood Warriors’ (Westwood Liquid Technologies) with the team clocking up 105.2 km, including bonus kilometres.

The silver medal went to ‘Axter Allstars’ (Axter) and bronze to ‘Decothane Dragons’ (Sika Liquid Plastics). 

The prize for the most original photo, which was voted for by LinkedIn members, was Lew Arnold from Westwood Warriors who was pictured outside the Houses of Parliament.

This photo taken by Lew Arnold, Westwood Warriors, was voted Most Original Photo.

‘Proteus Spartans’ (Proteus Waterproofing) raised the most money for LandAid totalling £1,460. Other teams to take part were ‘Moy Magic’ (Moy Materials), ‘Enter the Dragon’ (Polyroof Products), ‘Radmat Rebels’ (Radmat Building Products), ‘TRI Athletes’ (Triflex) ‘and the ‘LRWA Legends’ (LRWA). 

Sarah Spink, CEO of the LRWA, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the success of this year’s event and the efforts of all the participants. We set out to raise £3,500 for LandAid, so have smashed our target and collectively travelled more than 670 km along the way. The funds raised will help youngsters to get a roof over their head, supporting the charity in its aim to end youth homelessness. 

“We’d like to congratulate the Westwood Warriors for a great performance and thank everyone who took part and shared their videos and photos online. We’ve seen pictures of our members at a variety of landmarks right across the UK from the Kelpies in Falkirk, down to Southend Pier in Southend-on-Sea. 

“The reaction on social media has been fantastic. This has really helped to get people talking about the challenge and contributed towards us raising a significant amount of money for a very worthwhile cause.” 

The LRWA launched the Virtual Dragon Team Challenge for the first time in 2020 as an alternative to the Dragon Boat Regatta, which had to be cancelled because of the pandemic. The event raised more than £3,000 for charity. 

For more information please visit: www.lrwa.org.uk.

The winners can also be viewed here.

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